Social housing where members of the co-operative (co-op) corporation own the building. Members elect from amongst themselves a board of directors who are responsible for overseeing the management of the building. There is generally a mix of rent-geared-to-income and market rent units within the building. Co-ops are subject to rules in the Co-operative Corporations Act and are not considered to be landlords and therefore are not subject to the Residential Tenancies Act.


Social and Affordable Housing System


Social and Affordable Housing

Related Terms

Social Housing

Non-profit Housing

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC)

Alternative Housing

Seniors Subsidized Housing

Indigenous Housing

Transitional Housing

Service Information

To learn how to apply to a housing co-op or see co-ops with open waiting lists, visit the Cooperative Housing Federation of Toronto.